TORREMOLINOS – A 28-year-old woman was murdered in broad daylight on Wednesday in the southern Spanish resort of Torremolinos. The woman was stabbed to death in the La Carihuela district.
The woman was stabbed to death at 11:30 am in an apartment in the touristic ‘Calle San Ginés’, in the neighbourhood that is very popular among holidaymakers. The perpetrator, around 45 years old, would be her partner. Presumably it involves a case of gender violence. According to Spanish media, the man would have Italian nationality.
The first calls to Andalusia’s 112 emergency number came in at noon. Witnesses explained that a man stabbed a woman after a fight. Then, as they say, he fled on foot.
Several stab wounds
Upon arrival, the medical services could do nothing for the life of the young woman, reportedly of Spanish nationality, except to confirm her death. She had several stab wounds. The National Police has opened an investigation and activated the protocol for a possible case of gender violence.
Suspect was previously convicted for gender violence
La Opinion de Málaga writes based on various police sources that the suspect of this daylight murder has at least two convictions for gender violence from previous relationships. The deceased young woman was also a victim of gender violence at the hands of a previous partner.
A large police force is currently on the move in a search for the perpetrator. So far, the man had not been arrested.
Last year the 016 helplines for victims of gender violence has been expanded. This helpline is for victims of domestic violence and for anyone who is involved in any way with sexual violence or sexual harassment. The number of times people requested help via 016 rose by 61 percent compared to a month earlier. Call this number if you are in danger.